History of executions in South Dakota

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Charles Rhines will be the 20th person executed in South Dakota. He was convicted of the murder of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during a burglary. However, his attorneys are arguing about the choice of drugs to execute.

The method of execution has changed throughout time. We look back at all of the capital punishment cases in South Dakota, or what was once, ‘Dakota Territory.’

For further details on Charles Rhines’ case, click here.

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